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Seoul’s Subway System Attracts International Plaudits

Seoul’s Subway System Attracts International Plaudits

SEOUL, July 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul’s subway system continues to receive praise from international media outlets over a number of features including its efficient payment system and wide internet coverage. Seoul Metro said on Sunday that TripAdvisor, one of the largest international travel websites, recommended its users last year to take the subway if they [...]

Are South Koreans Paying Too Much for Their Mobile Phone Plans?

Are South Koreans Paying Too Much for Their Mobile Phone Plans?

SEOUL, Jun. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — When it comes to cell phone bills in South Korea, the overwhelming public sentiment is that people think they are paying too much at the moment. The row between the government and telecom companies over efforts to reduce phone bills in recent years mirrors the frustration very palpable in a [...]

Telecom Networks Keep an Eye on Goverment’s move to cut telecom costs

Telecom Networks Keep an Eye on Goverment’s move to cut telecom costs

SEOUL, June 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s mobile carriers are keeping a watchful eye on possible moves by the government to cut subscription costs for telecom services that will impact their earnings, industry watchers said Sunday. The Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning will hold a session with the State Affairs Planning Advisory [...]

Government Committed to Slashing Phone Bills for Socially Marginalized

Government Committed to Slashing Phone Bills for Socially Marginalized

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The newly elected Moon Jae-in administration has reaffirmed its stance on cutting mobile phone bills for the socially marginalized in South Korea. In a business meeting with the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) held today, Lee Gae-ho from the advisory committee for government planning said reducing [...]

Gov’t, Mobile Carriers Unite to Monitor Infectious Diseases

Gov’t, Mobile Carriers Unite to Monitor Infectious Diseases

SEOUL, Apr. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s health authorities and the nation’s three mobile carriers launched a collaboration Thursday to monitor and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Under an agreement between the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp., the authorities will [...]

Korea Establishes World’s First Nationwide IoT Network

Korea Establishes World’s First Nationwide IoT Network

SEOUL, July 5 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom (SKT), Korea’s leading network operator, launched a nationwide Internet of Things network Monday that uses its LoRa (long-range) network exclusive to IoT communications. This is the first time for a country to establish an IoT-exclusive nationwide network with a single control center. With the new system, a wide [...]